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Brick in Commercial Design

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Brick in Commercial Design

Durable, versatile and timeless, our Glazed Thin Brick can work its magic in a variety of styles and commercial spaces.

Where Brick Can Be Installed
Our Glazed Brick is very well suited for commercial spaces and has been used many a time in restaurants, retail spaces, and grocery stores.


Brick Shown: White Mountains // Design: Claudio Martonffy Design & Natalie Kittner

Commercial Cafe Brick Feature Wall

Brick Shown: White Mountains // Design: // Dot and Ott // Photo: Oleander + Palm

Commercial Brick Kitchen

Brick shown: Lewis Range // Design: Bells + Whistles //Photos: Lily Glass

The only limitation you have with brick is that because it's made of more porous materials, our Brick cannot be installed in steam showers (regular shower walls are fine), shower pans, or pools. We also do not recommend it for commercial flooring but is acceptable for residential flooring applications. 

Brick is the perfect choice for this Costa Rican hotel's outdoor shower wall: 

Herringbone Outdoor Brick Shower

Brick Shown: Columbia Plateau and Great Plains // Design: Janice Camp // Photos: Andres Garcia Lachner

Available in 28 lead-free glazes, you can have your pick between soft neutrals or more saturated hues:

Commercial Cafe Brick

Brick Shown: Allegheny + Lewis Range // Design: Young America Creative // Images: Lauren Edith Andersen

Our Brick can be used as a decorative finish on exterior facades, as you can see from this San Francisco apartment building below: 


Brick Shown: Bitterroot blended with other custom colors created for the project // Design: David Baker Architects

Commercial Brick Exterior Tile

Brick Shown: Lewis Range // Photo: Malcolm Fearon

Pro Tip: Exterior suitability is based on geographic location and factors unique to your application. Check with your Commercial Rep if your application is suitable for Glazed Thin Brick. 

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Trimming your Brick
Like your brick color samples, the edges of the brick will not come finished in your order unless specified. The only trim option we currently offer with our Glazed Thin Brick is a glazed edge-- either on the long, 8" side of the brick, or the short. 2.5" side:


Brick Shown: Lewis Range with Short Side Edge Glaze (note how the long edge of the brick is left raw and unfinished)

Long and short edge glaze will be sold by the Linear Foot and quantities should include overage (see below for more info on ordering overage). 

Also, keep in mind that we have 90" degree Brick corner pieces if you need to turn a corner in your project:  


Brick Shown: A 90 Degree Corner Piece // Size Specs: 2.5" W x 8" L x 1/2" T with a 3-9/16" return

We can also make "Flat Corners" where the flat 2.5 x 8" brick is glazed on it's long AND short edge. Please make sure to specify if you need the right corner glazed or the left corner edge glaze. Orientation does matter!


Brick Shown: Glazed Edge Flat Corner in Lewis Range

Both the Flat Corners and 90 Degree Angle Corners will be sold by the piece and quantities should include overage. 

Learn more about trim here!

Grout Space Matters
It's brick industry standard to include a 3/8" grout space in the number of brick pieces there are per square foot. At the recommended 3/8" install grout space, there are 6.12 pieces Fireclay Glazed Thin Brick/square foot. 

If you decide to install your bricks with a tighter grout space after purchase, you will run short on material. 

Learn more about installing Glazed Thin Brick by reading our Brick Installation Guide

glazed thin brick office kitchen

Brick Shown: Allegheny, Great Smoky, and Appalachian // Design: Stantec // Image: Dave Burk Photo

Interested in using brick for your project? Order color samples online now

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